Hobart Debt Collection

We offer a range of services including sending letters of demand, making telephone contact, negotiating payments, discussing suitable payment arrangements, account status reports and much more.

 

Practice Areas

We specialise in debt recovery therefore we can save you time and money so you can focus on your day to day business.

As far as costs are concerned, we are paid a specified commission rate based on the size of the debt, this means before you proceed, you have a clear understanding of our costs.

 

Advance Debt Collection Hobart

If you are interested in utilizing our services, check out our website and submit your details for a free debt assessment. Once your email is received, someone from our office will be in contact with you to discuss the matter. You will then be required to submit details of your debt online and provide documentation if any. From here we are good to go.

Advance Debt Collection Services

Our professional debt collection services to you include:

I.

If after making all attempts to collect the debt, we are still unsuccessful in recovering the monies owed, the matter can be referred for legal action to Stonegate Legal. Proceedings can be issued out of the Hobart Magistrates Court located at 23-25 Liverpool Street, Hobart Tasmania.

II.

To commence proceedings, a Minor Civil Action Claim (debts $5,000.00>) or a Claim (debts $5,000.00 <) is required to be lodged. Once filed, the Claim is served upon the debtor. From this time, the debtor has 21 days to file a Defence, pay the balance in full or enter into a suitable payment arrangement, failing this, Default Judgment can be entered.

III.

Once Default Judgment is obtained, enforcement action can proceed. If you hold limited information in relation to the debtor’s financial situation, you can proceed with a Judgment Summons (Oral Examination). Once the Judgment Summons has been filed, a court date will be listed, and the debtor is required to be personally served. At the hearing, the debtor will be asked to provide information in relation to their income and expenditure and their ability to pay the judgment debt. The Court will make an order for payment if they are satisfied the debtor has means to repay the judgment debt.

IV.

Alternatively, you can proceed with a Warrant for Seizure and Sale of the debtor’s property. Any property seized by the bailiff can be sold at public auction. The proceeds from the auction will then by forward in partial or complete satisfaction of the debt.

V.

Another effective option is a Provisional Garnishee Order Attaching Earnings (Garnishee). Once the Garnishee is filed, its required to be served upon the debtor and the employer. Under the Garnishee, the amount to be deducted is 20% of the debtor’s wage. The Provisional Garnishee is required to be served upon the debtor and the employer. The debtor then has 21 days to make an Application to set aside the judgment or reduce the amount of the deductions under the Garnishee if it will cause them financial hardship. The Application is listed for hearing and the debtor is cross examined. If the debtor fails to lodge either Application, then a Final Garnishee Order is served upon the employer. Any deductions under the Provisional Garnishee Order can now be paid to the creditor.

Collecting outstanding debts

Many useful tools can be utilised

Considering the information provided above, as you can see there are many useful tools that can be utilized to recover outstanding debts. If you have a debt that has been outstanding for some time, then give us a call today and let us help you.